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at venues like san francisco's cathedral hill hotel, spreading the word that chocolate goes great with beer, not wine.yeah, everybody says red wine and chocolate. but when you sit down and actually do it, it doesn't work the vast, vast majority of the time. beer is something pete knows a thing or two about. you see, he's "pete" of "pete's wicked ale" fame. he used to run one of the most successful microbrews in the country.i find that pairing chocolates with beer is actually much easier. but don't think pete's just trying to sell more beer. he's not. pete got out of the beer biz years ago. now he's running a gourmet chocolate company called "cocoa pete's."the best way to enjoy it is to take a little bite -- not a big one -- but a little bite of the chocolate, let it melt on the tongue and as it liquefies try a sip of the beer. pete leads tastings to introduce folks to his chocolates -- and to debunk the old myth that they're best paired with red wine.that was a surprise! you know, i'd think that wine would definitely pair pretty well with chocolate. i would think that.only about 5% o
corn maze" east of san francisco -- in the livermore valley wine country -- to hoards of crazed kids and their parents. you're surrounded by eight, ten foot stalks of corn. so you lose your sense of direction very easily. they're having a field day exploring six acres of corn. it's a dead end this maze is only one of hundreds that open across the country each year. this one looks like a quarter, thanks to a corn maze expert who carves out the design months ahead of time. he sets this field into grids by using the rows that we plant on and then he flags it out. gets it all marked. and then he comes in and actually kills the corn with round up when it's about two inches tall. so it's already done basically when this corn is two, three inches out of the ground. they even install a bridge... which later becomes a big hit with the kids. this is cool! wow! how'd they get under there? for those who get hopelessly turned around, help is on hand. dan marciel is a partner in the farm who also plays "corn cop." they're completely lost. they don't know where they're at or what they're doing some
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